I cannot believe they waited that long

After the adoption of a law criminalizing the activity, Senegal has shown its concern for the millions of victims of the slave trade. It is the first country in the continent to commemorate the memory of slavery Africans who perished.

On April 27, 1848, Victor Schoelcher managed to abolish slavery in French colonies. Over one hundred sixty years later, the name of duty of memory, Senegal is organizing a commemoration of the slave trade in Africa.

The program of this event, a symbolic act: a tribute to the victims, flowers are thrown into the ocean since since linking Dakar to Goree Island. On the island, the famous “Slave House” listed since 1978 on the World Heritage List of Unesco, has become an emblem of the slave trade.

Western trafficking deported some 11 million Africans to the European colonies in the Americas and the Indian Ocean in just under four centuries. (from Jeune Afrique)

The emancipation, the independence, and the pride of African people will only happen after a cultural revolution much needed in African societies. I hope that more countries follow the example of Senegal.

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